Avon dam ~ South Brent

On the drive up to Shipley from South Brent two Redwings.

From Shipley car park to the dam and back across the moors gave a total of 28 species, despite glorious weather bird life was a bit sparse, the recently seen flocks of Thrush sp, Meadow Pipit and Goldfinch were not in evidence.

No sign of any Ring Ouzels and the birders I spoke to said they had blanked as well, as previous post it has been a poor rowan berry year up there.

On the plus side a brilliant day for birds of prey, with numerous Kestrel sightings, male Sparrowhawk passed over, two Buzzards and fly pasts from both Peregrine and Hen Harrier.

A female Goosander sat on the bottom step of the Dam, Pied and Grey Wagtails, Jays, Raven, male Bullfinch, small numbers of Stonechat and Meadow Pipit.

An unexpected Wheatear on edge of the moor on the way back.

Posted October 10th at 12:41 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News